Overview

VXG Mobile SDK structure:

|-- VXGMobileSDK.Android
    |-- MediaSDK
        |-- PlayerSDK
        |-- EncoderSDK
    |-- CloudSDK

Encoder SDK is a part of VXG Mobile SDK responsible for capture video from built-in camera, encoding and streaming video.

Key features

How to use

SDK requirements

Android version 4.4 or newer
Development environments Android Studio

SDK structure

The SDK package consists of the following files and folders:

Block diagram

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How to apply the license key

This is not required for evaluation and testing. It is only required after purchasing a license in order to remove the evaluation version limitations.

Step 1: Copy the Mobile license key from the License & Plans page

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Step 2: Create an empty file called license in your application folder assets and paste your license key into this file. See the picture below how it should look in corresponded test application \streamland_streamer.

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Integration with an application

Integration using a resource file in 2 steps:

Step 1: Add to layout xml for your activity as below:

<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" 
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    >
    <veg.mediacapture.sdk.MediaCapture 
        android:id="@+id/captureView"                     
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="fill_parent" 
        android:layout_gravity="center"
    />
</FrameLayout>

Step 2: Change the main activity (MainActivity.java)

public  class   MainActivity extends    Activity    implements
MediaCapture.MediaCaptureCallback
{
...
    // callback handler
    @Override
        public int OnCaptureStatus(int arg) { return 0; };
    @Override
        public int OnCaptureReceiveData(ByteBuffer buffer, int type, int size, long pts){ return 0; };
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
    {
    ...
        // Create Capturer instance
        capturer = (MediaCapture)findViewById(R.id.captureView);
        //adjust Capturer’ config
        MediaCaptureConfig config = capturer.getConfig(); 
        config.setUrl(“rtmp://srv”); 
        config.setStreaming(true);
        //etc
        //open the Capturer 
        capturer.Open(null, this);
        protected void onPause()
    {
        Log.e(TAG, "onPause()"); super.onPause();
        if (capturer != null)
        capturer.onPause();
    }
    @Override
    protected void onResume()
    {
        Log.e(TAG, "onResume()"); super.onResume();
        if (capturer != null)
        capturer.onResume();
    }
    @Override
    protected void onStart()
    {
        Log.e(TAG, "onStart()");
        super.onStart(); 
        sMainActivity = this;
        // Lock screen mWakeLock.acquire();
        if (capturer != null)
        capturer.onStart();
    }
    @Override
    protected void onStop()
        {
        Log.e(TAG, "onStop()");
        super.onStop();
        if (capturer != null)
        capturer.onStop();
        // A WakeLock should only be released when isHeld() is true ! if (mWakeLock.isHeld()) mWakeLock.release();
        if (toastShot != null)
        toastShot.cancel();
        if(misSurfaceCreated){ finish();
        }
    }  
    @Override
    public void onBackPressed()
    {
        if (toastShot != null)
        toastShot.cancel();
        if(capturer != null)
        capturer.Close();
        super.onBackPressed();
    }
    @Override
    public void onWindowFocusChanged(boolean hasFocus)
    {
        Log.e(TAG, "onWindowFocusChanged(): " + hasFocus);
        super.onWindowFocusChanged(hasFocus);
        if (capturer != null)
        capturer.onWindowFocusChanged(hasFocus);
    }
    @Override
    public void onLowMemory()
    {
        Log.e(TAG, "onLowMemory()"); super.onLowMemory();
        //if (capturer != null)
        //  capturer.onLowMemory();
    }
    @Override
    protected void onDestroy()
    {
        Log.e(TAG, "onDestroy()"); if (toastShot != null)
        toastShot.cancel();
        if (capturer != null)
        capturer.onDestroy(); System.gc();
        if (multicastLock != null) { multicastLock.release(); multicastLock = null;
    }
    super.onDestroy();
    }
}

Dynamic Integration (without modifying resources)

Step 1: This approach is similar to the previous one except the capturer is created dynamically within the onCreate() method

@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
{
...
    // Create Capturer instance
    capturer = new MediaCapture(this, null);
    FrameLayout.LayoutParams    params  =   new FrameLayout.LayoutParams(250,250, Gravity.CENTER); 
    capturer.setLayoutParams(params);
// Add Capture Instance to layout
FrameLayout lp = (FrameLayout)findViewById(R.id.captureView); 
lp.addView(capturer);
    //adjust Capturer’ config
    MediaCaptureConfig config = capturer.getConfig(); 
    config.setUrl(“rtmp://srv”); 
    config.setStreaming(true);
    //etc
    //open the Capturer capturer.Open(null, this);
protected void onPause()
{
    Log.e(TAG, "onPause()"); 
    super.onPause();
    if (capturer != null)
    capturer.onPause();
}
@Override
protected void onResume()
{
    Log.e(TAG, "onResume()");
    super.onResume(); 
    if (capturer != null)
    capturer.onResume();
}
@Override
protected void onStart()
{
    Log.e(TAG, "onStart()");
    super.onStart(); 
    sMainActivity = this;
    // Lock screen mWakeLock.acquire();
    if (capturer != null)
    capturer.onStart();
}
@Override
protected void onStop()
{
    Log.e(TAG, "onStop()"); 
    super.onStop();
    if (capturer != null)
    capturer.onStop();
    // A WakeLock should only be released when isHeld() is true ! if (mWakeLock.isHeld()) mWakeLock.release();
    if (toastShot != null)
    toastShot.cancel(); 
    if(misSurfaceCreated){ finish();
}
}
@Override
public void onBackPressed()
{
    if (toastShot != null)
    toastShot.cancel();
    if(capturer != null)
    capturer.Close();
    super.onBackPressed();
}
@Override
public void onWindowFocusChanged(boolean hasFocus)
{
Log.e(TAG, "onWindowFocusChanged(): " + hasFocus); super.onWindowFocusChanged(hasFocus);
if (capturer != null)
capturer.onWindowFocusChanged(hasFocus);
}
@Override
public void onLowMemory()
{
    Log.e(TAG, "onLowMemory()"); 
    super.onLowMemory();
    //if (capturer != null)
    //  capturer.onLowMemory();
}
@Override
protected void onDestroy()
{
    Log.e(TAG, "onDestroy()");
    if (toastShot != null)
    toastShot.cancel();
    if (capturer != null)
    capturer.onDestroy(); System.gc();
    if (multicastLock != null) { multicastLock.release(); multicastLock = null;
}
super.onDestroy();
}

Integration with Activity

The VXG SDK is based on SurfaceView and can be integrated with any Activity using the code below:

<FrameLayout
    android:id="@+id/captureViewLayout" 
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
    android:layout_height=" fill_parent " >
< veg.mediacapture.sdk.MediaCapture 
    android:id="@+id/captureView" 
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
    android:layout_height="fill_parent" 
    android:layout_gravity="center" />
</FrameLayout>

Manifest requirements

The following settings should be set in manifest to avoid any issues with camera using and the SDK.

android:launchMode="singleInstance" 
android:noHistory="true" 
android:configChanges="orientation|screenSize"

Media capture

Notifications

The SDK notifies about results, errors and notifications using the “MediaCapture” callback. All messages are synchronous and the SDK core waits until the application handles a message.

Value Name Type Description
700 CAP_OPENED NOTIFICATION Capturer has been opened successfully
701 CAP_STARTED NOTIFICATION Capturer has been started successfully
702 CAP_STOPPED NOTIFICATION Capturer has been stopped successfully
703 CAP_CLOSED NOTIFICATION Capturer has been closed successfully
704 CAP_ERROR NOTIFICATION Error has happened, details can be gotten by the call function: ErrorGetRTMPStatus or getRECStatus
705 CAP_TIME NOTIFICATION Modules statistics were refreshed
706 CAP_SURFACE_CREATED NOTIFICATION Surface is created, Important notification start function is to be called after this notification
707 CAP_SURFACE_DESTROYED NOTIFICATION Surface is destroyed
708 CAP_RECORD_STARTED NOTIFICATION File recording started, see the record property PP_RECORD_STAT_FILE_NAME
709 CAP_RECORD_STOPPED NOTIFICATION File recording stopped see the record property PP_RECORD_STAT_FILE_NAME_STO PPED

Functions description

Following functions are members of the MediaCapture class.

Open

Open the camera, create a preview and initialize all modules.

Definition

int Open(final MediaCaptureConfig config, final MediaCaptureCallback callback)

Parameters

MediaCaptureConfig - Initializes parameters MediaPlayerCallback - Notification callback, event is provided over this callback

Return Value

Upon successful completion Open() returns 0. Otherwise -1 is returned. All errors are provided in the callback status.

Remarks

Connect to the network resource or open a local media file, create a pipeline, allocate resources and start video playback.

Example

MediaCapture  capturer = new MediaCapture();
// Get config
MediaCaptureConfig config = capturer.getConfig(); 
    config.setStreaming(true);    
    config.setCaptureMode(ncm);
    config.setAudioFormat(MediaCaptureConfig.TYPE_AUDIO_AAC); 
    config.setVideoBitrate(abitrate); 
    config.setAudioSamplingRate(44100); //hardcoded 
    config.setAudioChannels(2);
    config.setUrl(rtmp_url); 
    config.setvideoOrientation(0); //landscape 
    config.setVideoFramerate(30); 
    config.setVideoBitrate(vbitrate);
player.Open(null, This);

All configuration parameters are described in the table below:

Name Description Values Default Type
Streaming Set/Get Enable streaming module True Boolean
UseAVSync Set/Get Enable AV sync True Boolean
AudioFormat Set/Get Control audio format TYPE_AUDIO_AAC TYPE_AUDIO_AC3 TYPE_AUDIO_AMR_N TYPE_AUDIO_AMR_WB TYPE_AUDIO_EAC3 TYPE_AUDIO_FLAC TYPE_AUDIO_G711_ALA W TYPE_AUDIO_G711_MLA W TYPE_AUDIO_RAW TYPE_AUDIO_VORBIS TYPE_AUDIO_MPEG TYPE_AUDIO_MSGSM TYPE_AUDIO_OPUS TYPE_AUDIO_QCELP TYPE_AUDIO_G711_ALAW String
AudioSamplingRate Set/Get Control audio sample rate 8000-96000 (depends on device capabilities) 44100 Int
AudioChannels Set/Get Control number of audio channels 1-5 (depends on device capabilities) 2 Int
AudioBitrate Set/Get Control Audio bitrate Kpbs 128 Int
VideoBitrate Set/Get Control Video bitrate Kpbs 1000 Int
VideoFramerate Set/Get Control video frame rate 30 Int
VideoOrientation Set/Get Control orientation 0: landscape; 90: portrait 0 Int
VideoKeyFrameInterval Set/Get Control Video Key interval 0 - 100 , 0 - every frame is key-frame, 1 - one key frame per second, 2 - one key frame per 2 seconds and so on 1 Int
VideoResolution Set/Get Control Video resolution VR_1920x1080(0) VR_1280x720(1) VR_640x480(2) VR_320x240(3) VR_3840x2160(4), VR_720x576(5), VR_640x480(6), VR_352x288(7), VR_176x144(8), VR_640x360(9), VR_720x405(10), VR_864x486(11), VR_960x540(12) VR_1280x720 CaptureVideoResolution
SecVideoBitrate RTSP only secondary video Set/Get Control Video bitrate Kpbs 1000 Int
SecVideoFramerate RTSP only secondary video Set/Get Control video frame rate Kbps 30 Int
SetVideoKeyFrameInterval RTSP only secondary video Set/Get Control video Key interval 0 - 100 , 0 - every frame is key-frame, 1 - one key frame per second, 2 - one key frame per 2 seconds and so on 1 Int
SecVideoResolution RTSP only secondary video Set/Get Control Video resolution VR_1920x1080(0) VR_1280x720(1) VR_640x480(2) VR_320x240(3) VR_3840x2160(4), VR_720x576(5), VR_640x480(6), VR_352x288(7), VR_176x144(8), VR_640x360(9), VR_720x405(10), VR_864x486(11), VR_960x540(12) VR_320x240 CaptureVideoResolution

Recording options:

Name Description Values Default Type
Recording Set/Get Enable video recording false Boolean
RecordPath Set/Get Set full path for recorded files “” String
RecordFlags Set/Get Set setting for recording PP_RECORD_NO_START( 0x00000000) PP_RECORD_AUTO_STA RT(0x00000001) PP_RECORD_SPLIT_BY_TI ME(0x00000002) PP_RECORD_SPLIT_BY_SI ZE(0x00000004) PP_RECORD_DISABLE_VI DEO(0x00000008) PP_RECORD_DISABLE_A UDIO(0x00000010) 0 PlayerRecordFlags
RecordSplitTime Set/Get Split stream on chunks by time if flags are PP_RECORD_SP LIT_BY_TIME, in seconds 0 Int
RecordSplitSize Set/Get Split stream on chunks by size if flags are PP_RECORD_SP LIT_BY_ SIZE, in seconds 0 Int
RecordPrefix Set/Get Prefix is added to name of recorded files “” String

Transcoding options:

Name Description Values Default Type
Transcoding Set/Get Enable transcoding False Boolean
TransWidth Set/Get Control width of the transcoded picture 256 Int
TransHeight Set/Get Control height of the transcoded picture 144 Int
TransFps Set/Get Control height of the transcoded picture 2 Int
TransFormat Set/Get TYPE_VIDEO_RAW TYPE_VIDEO_RAW String
StreamType Set/Get Set mode: 1) RTMP publish 2)RTSP server 3) Network Bandwidth test STREAM_TYPE_RTMP_PU BLISH =0x1, STREAM_TYPE_RTSP_SER VER=0x2; STREAM_TYPE_RTSP_Z IO_SERVER STREAM_TYP E_RTMP_PUB LISH Streamer Types
VideoUseSrcFile Set/Get Set mode stream from file false Boolean
VideoSrcFilePath Set/Get Set complete path to file that will be streamed “” String

Config.setSecureStreaming

Enable encrypted channel RTP by HTTPS. It works if set StreamType= STREAM_TYPE_RTSP_SERVER.

Definition

public void setSecureStreaming (boolean enabled, String sslCertPEM, String RsaPrivateKey)

Parameters

Enabled – enable encrypted channel SSL in HTTP tunnel. sslCertPEM – ssl certificate in pem format. RsaPrivateKey - RSA private key.

Return Value

No value is returned by function SetSecureStreaming.

Remarks

Enable encrypted channel RTP by HTTPS. The URL for the tunneled stream is rtsp://TX_IP:8080/ch0 .

Examples

config. SetSecureStreaming (true, certificate, private_key);

Close

Close the capturer and release all resources.

Definition

public void Close()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

No value is returned by function Remarks Closes capturer, destroys the pipeline, releases all resources that were allocated on the Open() call.

Examples

capturer.Close ();

Start

Start all modules (streaming, recording and transcoding) according to the configuration.

Definition

public void Start()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Start all modules (streaming, recording and transcoding) according to the configuration. Important note: Start function should be called after CAP_SURFACE_CREATED notification.

Examples

capturer.Start();

Stop

Stop all started modules. State is changed from Started to Stopped.

Definition

public void Stop()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Stop all started modules and change state from Started to Stopped.

Examples

capturer.Stop ();

StartStreaming

Start only streaming module.

Definition

public void StartStreaming()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Start streaming module. Format of streaming is set configuration. Important note: Start function should be called after CAP_SURFACE_CREATED notification.

Examples

capturer.StartStreaming();

StopStreaming

Stop streaming module.

Definition

public void StopStreaming()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Stop streaming module.

Examples

capturer.StopStreaming ();

StartRecodring

Start only recording module.

Definition

public void StartRecording()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Start the recording module. Important note: Start function should be called after CAP_SURFACE_CREATED notification.

Examples

capturer.StartRecording();

StopRecording

Stop recording module.

Definition

public void StopRecording()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Stop only the recording module.

Examples

capturer.StopRecording ();

StartTranscoding

Start only the transcoding module.

Definition

public void StartTranscoding()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Start transcoding module. Important note: Start function should be called after CAP_SURFACE_CREATED notification.

Examples

capturer.StartTranscoding();

StopTranscoding

Stop transcoding module.

Definition

public void StopTranscoding()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

No value is returned by this function

Remarks

Stop trancoding module.

Examples

capturer.StopTranscoding ();

getState

Return capturer state.

Definition

public CaptureState getState()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

Following states are provided: 0 - Opening 1 - Opened 2 - Started 3 - Paused 4 - Stopped 5 - Closing 6 - Closed

Remarks

Provide the current state of capturer.

Examples

if (capturer.getState() == CapturerState.Closing) ;

getRTMPStatus

Return status of RTMP.

Definition

public CaptureState getRTMPState()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

Following states are provided: 0 – NO ERROR -1 – Try to connect -5 – Connecting error -12 – Out of memory -999 – Demo version

Remarks

Provides the current state of capturer.

Examples

if (capturer.getRTMPState() == CapturerState.Closing) ;

getRecStatus

Returns status of the Recording module.

Definition

public CaptureState getRecState()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call

Return Value

Following states are provided: 0 – NO ERROR -1 – Try to open file -5 – File open error -12 – Out of memory -999 – Demo version

Remarks

Provide the current state of capturer.

Examples

if (capturer.getRecState() == CapturerState.Closing) ;

getDuration

Returns the time from that is expired from starting of capturer.

Definition

public long getDuration()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, getDurarion() returns time in milliseconds from capturer start. Otherwise, -1 is returned. All errors are provided in callback status.

Remarks

Return time from that is expired from starting of capturer.

Examples

int duration = capturer.getDuration() ;

getVideoPackets

Provide the number of video frames in buffer before streaming.

Definition

public long getVideoPackets()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, getVideoPackets() returns number of frames. Otherwise, -1 is returned. All errors are provided in the callback status.

Remarks

Provide the number of video frames in buffer before streaming. It is used for streaming only, mode: Publish RTMP.

Examples

int duration = capturer. getVideoPackets () ;

getAudioPackets

Provide the number of audio frames in buffer before streaming.

Definition

public long getAudioPackets()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, getAudioPackets() returns number of frames. Otherwise, -1 is returned. All errors are provided in callback status.

Remarks

Provide the number of audio frames in buffer before streaming. It is used for streaming only, mode: Publish RTMP.

Examples

int duration = capturer. getAudioPackets () ;

getLastVideoPTS

Provide the timestamp for the last video frame. It is sent by streaming module by network.

Definition

public long getLastVideoPTS()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, getLastVideoPTS () returns a timestamp. Otherwise, -1 is returned. All errors are provided in the callback status.

Remarks

Provides the timestamp for the last video frame. It is sent by streaming module by network. It is used for only the streaming module in case the mode is Publish RTMP.

Examples

int v_pts = capturer. getLastVideoPTS ();

getLastAudioPTS

Provides the timestamp for last audio sample. It is sent by streaming module by network.

Definition

public long getLastAudioPTS()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, getLastVideoPTS () returns a timestamp. Otherwise, -1 is returned. All errors are provided in callback status.

Remarks

Provide the timestamp for last audio sample is sent by streaming module by network. It is used for only streaming module in case if mode is Publish RTMP.

Examples

Int a_pts = capturer. getLastAudioPTS () ;

getStatReconnectCount

Provide the number or reconnections to RTMP server that happened from the streaming start.

Definition

public long getStatReconnectCount()

Parameters

There are no parameters for this call.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, getStatReconnectCount returns number of reconnection. Otherwise, -1 is returned. All errors are provided in the callback status.

Remarks

Provide the number or reconnections to RTMP server that happened from streaming start. It is used for only streaming module in case if mode is Publish RTMP.

Examples

Int a_pts = capturer. getStatReconnectCount () ;

getRecordProperties

Name Description Function Type
PP_RECORD_STAT_D URATION Get current recording file duration in milliseconds getPropLong(PP_RECORD_STAT_ DURATION) long
PP_RECORD_STAT_D URATION_TOTAL Get total recording duration in milliseconds getPropLong(PP_RECORD_STAT_ DURATION_TOTAL) long
PP_RECORD_STAT_SI ZE Get current recording file size in bytes getPropLong(PP_RECORD_STAT_ SIZE) long
PP_RECORD_STAT_SI ZE_TOTAL Get total recorded bytes getPropLong(PP_RECORD_STAT_ SIZE_TOTAL) long
PP_RECORD_STAT_FI LE_NAME Get current recording file name getPropString(PP_RECORD_STAT_FILE_NAME) String
PP_RECORD_STAT_FI LE_NAME_STOPPED Get file name of file just recorded getPropString(PP_RECORD_STAT_FILE_NAME_STOPPED) String